A Righteous Man

Ps 34:15-22 The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry; the face of the Lord is against those who do evil, to cut off the memory of them from the earth.  The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.  The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.  A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all; he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken. Evil will slay the wicked; the foes of the righteous will be condemned. The Lord redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.

I am reminded by these verses that a faithful and obedient life does not prevent Gods children from trouble. Yet if we trust him and take our apologetic heart to him he can get us through any storm, any situation, and even turn them into a blessing.

“I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite. Isa 57:15

God knows when our heart has been hammered, shattered and beaten down by sin or sorrow, pride or arrogance. The psalm points out that both the righteous and the evil will have suffering, the difference is the outcome.

His eyes are always watching us to protect us and comfort us and he is always ready to hear our prayers. He is against the wicked and cuts off the memory of them from the earth.

At times it seems easy for me to forget these extremely comforting words. I really don’t need to fear anything . Whatever situation I find myself in God knows and if I stay faithful to him in all circumstances, I’ll be all right. I may have many troubles and may suffer physically or materially, yet I will be cared for spiritually and when all else is said and done, what more could I (we) hope for?

2 comments for “A Righteous Man

  1. July 23, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” A favorite Scripture of mine.

    Another passage, and I’m paraphrasing because right now I don’t remember the exact wording or where it is found, says that the sacrifice the Lord wants from us is a broken and contrite spirit and that we walk uprightly before Him.

    In both instances, He has left us great and precious promises………….

  2. July 23, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    And in many situations, that outcome will not be realized on this earth in this life.

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